8 Ingredient Salad

8 Ingredient Salad

I had friends for lunch recently and served a salad that I literally created from memory. I originally had ordered this salad at a nearby diner and had enjoyed it so much that I wanted to re-create it. It was dressed with balsamic vinaigrette that had been whipped in a blender.

The salad reminded me of the Club Salad served at Houston’s restaurant I have been enjoying for many years; so, when I spied it on the menu, I ordered it.  Actually the only similarity was the fried chicken bits on the top of the salad, as this salad would be considered a chopped variety. Anyway, the bottom line is that it is different and very good.

Adapted Recipe

  • 1 C cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
  • 1 C canned chickpeas (drain liquid)
  • 1 C hearts of palm chopped
  • 1 c sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 C artichoke hearts chopped
  • 1 C roasted yellow pepper chopped
  • 1 C fried chicken breasts chunks
  • 2 C mixed lettuces chopped


  1. 1/3 C   Balsamic vinegar
  2. ¾ C extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1 t kosher salt
  4. 1 t garlic powder
  5. 1 t fresh ground pepper

Mix ingredients using a blender.



One Response to 8 Ingredient Salad

  1. Wendy Read says:

    Gorgeous Photo! This salad looks so very good 🙂 I am sure you could even substitute salmon or tuna and I would add just a touch of maple syrup to that dressing…thanks so much for posting up!

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